2002 Saturn LS2 4-cyl 2.2L RPMs

Tiny
ALLANMAYNE
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I have a 2002 Saturn LS2 4-cyl 2.2L with 87,400 miles. Last night I had the car in drive, I applied the
brakes and then put the car in park. After I put the car in park the rpms immediately went up to 3,000. I turned the engine off and then on and then went through the same steps that gave me the initial problem. The problem did not occur the second time nor has it any other time. Could this be counted as a fluke occurance or the start of a part going bad?

Thank you, allan
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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 AT 10:50 AM

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Tiny
BMASTERJERRY
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Try spraying with WD-40 the rubber seals on the inside of the front backing plates where the axles go through to see if noise goes away.
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Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 9:09 PM
Tiny
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Does it happen both while turning and driving straight or only one? Do you have stock size tires/rims?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 12:56 AM
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CRAIG3940
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Yes everything is stock. When the noise occurs it is driving straight and turning and doesn't do it all the time. When I take it to the shop the noise will not happen and the mechanic stands there scratching his head and his you know what.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 7:15 AM
Tiny
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Try doing what Jerry said, it could be your wheel bearings going out. Do you have 4x4 or is it only 2x4?
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Saturday, August 25th, 2007 AT 10:08 PM
Tiny
CRAIG3940
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Thanks I tried what Jerry aid and the noise is still there. The mechanic look at the wheels and assured me that the bearing were alright. And yes it is a 4x4.
Thank you guys for your help on this
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Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 7:04 AM
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I've had the same issue with my 99 Ranger XLT 4x4, as improbable as it seems I sprayed my sealed sway bar/rack and pinion grease packs with WD-40 and the problem subsided for awhile. Pardon if I did not use the proper terminology on the front end assembly.
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Monday, August 27th, 2007 AT 11:29 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible that the brake calipers are not working properly? There is an excessive amount of brake dust onthe wheel making the noise
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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[/quote]is it possible that the brake calipers are not working properly? There is an excessive amount of brake dust onthe wheel making the noise[/quote]

Not sure exactly what you're asking.
Are you asking if the calipers are over using the brakes which is creating an excess of brake dust that is some how causing your pinion to make noise?

Or are you asking if the brake dust alone is the issue?

If you think your calipers are not working properly, I'm pretty sure you'd notice your brakes grabbing when applied.
It is plausible that the brake dust could have soemthign to do with it though, you said you went through high water and that is when the issue arose.

I JUST remembered what I did, I had gone through high water myself and that is when the issue started for me too. I sprayed everything systematically until I sprayed my shock absorber piston rod. That stopped the noise.

I have the sport package where my shocks are actually upside down. Try greasing or spraying that piston rod with WD-40 and see if that stops the noise.
If it doesn't, you could always clean out the brake resevoir, grease your break pads, and check your fittings.

Let me know if that helps, good luck bro.
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Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 AT 9:11 AM

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